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  • Backroads Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multisport Adventure Tour

Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multisport Adventure Tour

 
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The Phenomenal National Parks of Utah & Arizona

  • View astonishing rock formations, river-carved canyons and sheer sandstone cliffs
  • Pedal among crimson rocks and desert wildflowers to Red Canyon
  • Hike through an impressive slot canyon in Bryce, whose walls are only 10 feet apart in places
  • Kids make like early pioneers, exploring the Grand Canyon's rim by mule
  • Splash your way through the Narrows in Zion

Can you believe it? The whimsical rock formations and spectacular views. The red, orange and yellow hues. And in this wonderland of slot canyons, pinnacles and bristlecone pine, your family gets to hike, bike, mule ride and rock climb. Watching the sun set at the surreal gorge's rim, you might just hear Dr. Seuss say: "Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Discover Bryce Canyon's maze of spires, windows and pinnacles  Hike through a slot canyon whose walls are only 10 feet apart in places  Discover a labyrinth of hoodoos and vivid rock formations sprouting from the floor of Queen's Garden  Grown-ups spin to Red Canyon, where youngsters join them for a breezy ride What was that? Desert critters, like lizards and chipmunks, scamper across your path Journey through an arid landscape with the spectacular Kaibab Plateau rising ahead  Marvel at the awe-inspiring vastness of the Grand Canyon, one of the world's seven natural wonders.

Day 3 Kids make like early pioneers, exploring the Grand Canyon's rim by mule Adults enjoy an up-close look at the beauty of the Grand Canyon during a hike Join your leaders for a drive out to Point Imperial for unrivaled views of the Painted Desert and the Marble Canyon Can't get enough of this expansive natural wonder? Follow Widforss Trail for an astounding view of the majestic San Francisco Peaks towering above the South Rim Youngsters delight in a special dinner with the Kid Coordinator while adults sit down to a satisfying meal at the Grand Canyon Lodge.

Day 4 Admire expansive high-desert views of the Grand Staircase and watch as the cliffs change to vibrant shades of pink and red  Splash your way through the Narrows in Zion, one of the most renowned slot canyons in the world, with small waterfalls and hanging gardens cascading down the rock faces.

Days 5-6 The thrilling hike to Angels Landing brings you nearly 1,500 feet above the valley for a 360-degree panorama of soaring sandstone  Opt for an easygoing walk past Emerald Pools if heights aren't your thing  Experienced canyoneering instructors show kids the ropes Pedal a traffic-free route amid towering walls of sheer Navajo sandstone.

We had a terrific trip! The leaders on this trip were absolutely fantastic! There is no way to improve them. Please know that I don't say this lightly. The kids had a great time - everyone got along really well. Same for the adults - we all had a blast.
Alison W - Richmond, VA

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is a fairly rustic national park lodge that reflects its natural surroundings. While this historic hotel offers simpler accommodations than the typical Backroads property, it's been selected because of its access to the best riding and hiking in the region. Please note that the guest rooms are basic and are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation). Generally speaking, service in the national parks can seem laid-back when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking Without Your Leaders

The National Park Service has many regulations on hiking. In Zion National Park you will begin your hike with your leaders, who will hike with you as far as park service regulations allow. You will then explore the remainder of the trails on your own.  In Bryce Canyon National Park, your leaders can hike with you but can't act as interpretive guides. They'll also be unable to hike with you in Grand Canyon National Park. Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes. Permit restrictions also dictate that your leaders won't be able to offer route support on the optional bike ride at the Grand Canyon. Thank you for helping us cooperate with each park's regulations!
$2,798 - $2,898
pp dbl. occ.
(+$530 to $570 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

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Bryce Canyon Lodge

Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park (1 night)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this simple park lodge is mere steps from the canyon's edge.

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park (2 nights)

This 1920s rustic stone-and-wood lodge is perched above the grandeur of the remote North Rim.

Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens

Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens

Zion National Park (2 nights)

A riverside oasis with a beach and lush gardens. (pool)

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There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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Fantastic trip - enjoyed every minute!

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from Richmond, VA

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Comments about Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multisport Adventure Tour:

We had a terrific trip! The leaders on this trip were absolutely fantastic! There is no way to improve them. Please know that I don't say this lightly. The kids had a great time - everyone got along really well. Same for the adults - we all had a blast.

 
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Our trip exceeded all our expectations!!

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Comments about Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multisport Adventure Tour:

My wife daughter and I had been looking forward to this trip very much. We had high expectations and this trip exceeded them all. Our leaders Adam, Quinnen, and Andrew were tremendous. All three of them truly enjoyed making this trip a memorable one for our entire group. They were great with the children and the big kids (adults) too.

 
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Priceless!

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from Tampa, FL

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Loved this trip just as much as the last two! Leaders were outstanding as usual. Can't wait for the next trip. Thank you once again for a a priceless vacation!

 
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Three amazing National Parks in 6 days!

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Comments about Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multisport Adventure Tour:

Amazing National Parks - 3 all packed into 6 days!! Just awesome! Our leaders were AMAZING! They were a great team and great individually! Our guides never thought about themselves...they thought about how to make each family enjoy their vacation to the fullest! They didn't care about getting wet, problem solving, or making that extra pit stop...they did it with a genuine smile!

 
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Comments about Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multisport Adventure Tour:

We really enjoy the variety of activities.and also our leader that were simply rockstars to explain the landscape and history of these sites.
Our kids had so much fun during this week!
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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 3 600
2 Biking 9* 250 34 1600
Biking 17 350
Walking/Hiking 2 100
3 Walking/Hiking 2 500 7 2500 10 500
Walking/Hiking 5 100
Other Point Imperial Scenic Drive (2 Hours Round-Trip)
Kids Mule Ride (1 Hour)
4 Walking/Hiking 2 200 5 400
5 Walking/Hiking 3 400 4 1000 5 1500 6 1500
Kids Canyoneering (6 Hours)
6 Biking 17 900
 

Note: On this Family Trip, our biking routes follow gentle rolling terrain. Hiking routes include a few steep ascents and descents. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our route ratings and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon

Discover Your Own Landmarks

We've explored the Southwest actively for 37 years, and our trips have never stopped evolving: we're constantly out on the road fine-tuning the experience, retaining what's great and changing parts that, for whatever reason, are no longer as special. That's the value of traveling with veterans: we show you the best of the region, exploring fascinating routes that go far beyond the usual tourist landmarks so you can discover your own.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Custom-Designed Bikes for Kids

Only Backroads provides bikes specifically designed for younger riders. Find out more information on all of our kids' bikes and optional accessories. And check out Tom Hale's blog post about biking with your kids.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

The Value of Casual Inn Trips

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this Casual Inns trip includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 16 or more. If your party has fewer than 16 guests, or your preferred date is not available, call or email us and we'll work together to find a trip just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $2,498 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $2,898 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $3,998 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,398 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $2,798 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,298 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,798 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,398 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,198 pp dbl occ

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